Pronunciation: (gā'mē), [key]
—adj., gam•i•er, gam•i•est.
1. having the tangy flavor or odor of game: I like the gamy taste of venison.
2. having the flavor or odor of game or other meat kept uncooked until slightly tainted: The roast was still edible but was slightly gamy.
3. plucky; spirited.
4. lewd or suggestive; risqué.
5. gross or squalid; unwholesome. Also,gamey.
a combining form with the meanings “marriage,” “union,” “fertilization, pollination,” of the kind specified by the initial element: exogamy; plastogamy; allogamy; also forming nouns corresponding to adjectives ending in -gamous: heterogamy.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.